A good thriller will keep the reader guessing until the very end. Ian Thompson is a very clever story-teller, how he worked out the plot is beyond me, there were twists and turns all the way. I gave up speculating on who the criminals might be and just continued reading for pure enjoyment. Murder at the Jolly Jester is a 5-star thriller, combined with humour, an unusual combination, with enough laughs along the way to keep the reader chuckling. Evidently, there are clues throughout the book but I didn't pick them up, sometime in the future when I re-read this I might spot them.